St. John’s University in Jamaica has partnered with Zipcar to bring car sharing to its Queens campus.
The program will provide St. John’s students and employees with a transportation option, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Two Zipcars, a Ford Focus hatchback and a Honda Civic, will be parked in a campus lot near the ROTC Center and Campus Safety and may be reserved by students and employees ages 18 and over. Membership costs $25 for the first year, $35 each additional year, and includes $35 in driving credit for the first month. Also included in the deal are discounted hourly rates, gas, insurance and maintenance.
“Having cars accessible on campus is a perfect amenity particularly for our students who may want the convenience of a car for running errands or stocking up on groceries,” said Jackie Lochrie, associate dean for student services, “but don’t want the expense or commitment of owning a car in New York City.”
The agreement also supports St. John’s sustainability efforts. Since joining the city’s 2007 challenge to reduce carbon emissions on college campuses, it has significantly reduced its carbon footprint, and was awarded a GOLD rating.